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Klopp stuns FPL world by benching Mané and Alexander-Arnold

Jurgen Klopp has landed a cruel blow on Fantasy Premier League managers by benching two of the game’s most popular assets.

Sadio Mané (£12.3m), who this week became FPL’s most expensive player and formed part of the captaincy debate, finds himself among the Liverpool substitutes.

If that wasn’t bad enough for the 42.9% of Fantasy managers in possession of Mané, the 31.1% with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) in their squads will also be reeling.

The right-back has been replaced in the Liverpool team by Joe Gomez (£5.1m) for the first time all season.

Meanwhile, there was a return to the side for Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.4m).

Harry Wilson (£6.0m) misses out for Bournemouth as he is ineligible to face his parent club but Fantasy option, Diego Rico (£4.3m) keeps his place at left-back.

His performance could be of huge significance to Fantasy managers as he could end up emerging from benches to replace Fikayo Tomori (£4.9m) and Alexander-Arnold if he doesn’t come on at Bournemouth.

Elsewhere, the key assets at Spurs have all kept their places with Son Heung-min (£9.9m) and Dele Alli (£8.6m) still in the attacking midfield trio behind Harry Kane (£10.9m).

Burnley hand a recall to Matt Lowton (£4.5m) at right-back with Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) a doubt coming into Gameweek 16.

Ashley Barnes (£6.3m) is absent from the Burnley squad through injury so Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) comes in to replace him.

Finally, there was good news for owners of Crystal Palace defensive assets as Gary Cahill (£4.5m) returned to the starting line-up.

He has been named at centre-back alongside James Tomkins (£5.0m) while Scott Dann (£4.3m) is fit enough for the bench.

Having those assets back fit should help justify investment in Martin Kelly (£4.2m), who starts again at right-back.

Bournemouth: Ramsdale; Rico, Ake, Mepham, Francis; Fraser, Billing, Lerma, Danjuma; Solanke, Wilson.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez; Keita, Henderson, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah.

Spurs XI: Gazzaniga; Vertonghen, D Sánchez, Alderweireld, Aurier; Sissoko, Dier; Son, Alli, Moura; Kane.

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Hendrick, Cork, Brady; Rodriguez, Wood.

Watford XI: Foster; Masina, Cathcart, Kabasele, Femenía; Capoue, Doucouré; Pereyra, Deulofeu, Sarr; Deeney.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Schlupp, Cahill, Tomkins, Kelly; McArthur, Kouyaté, Milivojevic; Zaha, Ayew, Townsend.

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2,358 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sissoko G

  2. Bakra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kane gone crazy. 18 percent ownership

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sissoko becoming an attacking force...

  4. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Did Kane assist?

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kane is incredible

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lol

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Did bugger all till I sold him.

  6. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kane assist 🙁

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Harry Kane is essential.

    Jonty knows...

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Did he know the last 5 or 6 gws too?

  8. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kane A

  9. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on a Spurs double up?
    Already got Mané, KDB, Maddison, Cantwell and Son.
    Could get some money by switching Dunk to Kelly and then replace one of my midfielders with Alli?

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I thought Martial was injured 🙁

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I got rid for Alli, no regrets, can always bring him back for Pulisic if I want.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Same, 3rd on bench lol

  11. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So Martial fit to start against Man City. Mind games by OGS?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      We should know not to trust his pressers by now, that was evident from when Martial was first injured this season.

  12. 1569Tippins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    “Kane playing CDM”

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lol Vardy, Rash, Jimmy, Ings, etc... have all outscored him in the last 5 gw. Not sure 1 gw makes up for that.

      1. 1569Tippins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I know, I just like to stir the pot

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    🙁

    That’s all. Awful week with no Spurs and no Salah.

  14. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    No Aurier involvement is... Interesting

    Those watching the match: is he attacking?

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Barely

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ah damn

  15. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Burnley don't do well this time of the year.

  16. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

  17. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kane or Rashford?
    KDB to Alli (have Son)?

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    "kane plays deep"

    1. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Almost like there's been a change in management style between those comments and now...

  19. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Robbo OFF
    Jones ON

  20. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jose letting the horses run.

  21. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thank you Kane for exploding the week when I finally sold you!!!!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That's unlucky. But was a bad week to sell.

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    LOL

    So Martial just absolutely bottled coming up against Jose!

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Moura Off Sess On

  24. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Big Sean next to be fired.

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It's one game moron.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Beat four nil last week you tool. Playing crap .

  25. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Mourinho CF always do well. Obvious.

  26. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 12 days ago

      burnley new whipping boys?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Robbo gets his rest.

    • Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Finally a CS for Robbo

      1. bialk
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        When I sold him

      2. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yay

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Of course Liverpool get a CS the week he benched Trent.

      Useless.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just can’t write it can ya

    • Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane(C) finally paid off

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Well done. I'm jealous of people with patience.